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November 4, 2014 > Win over Warriors Ends Season

Win over Warriors Ends Season

Submitted By Scott Chisholm

Cal State East Bay menÕs soccer closed out the 2014 season with a 3-1 road win over Cal State Stanislaus on October 30th at Warrior Stadium. In his final collegiate game, senior Rica Guerra scored two goals in the final 15 minutes to give the Pioneers their first league win of the season.

ÒFor us to come out here and win like this says a lot about our character and quality; the guys executed the game plan and played with intensity and pride,Ó complimented East Bay Head Coach Andy Cumbo of his teamÕs performance. ÒWeÕve had trouble scoring goals (in league play), but tonight we didnÕt have that problem.Ó

Cal State East Bay (5-8-5, 1-6-4 CCAA) never trailed in the match after Michael Tieku opened the scoring late in the first half. The junior forward dribbled down the left side of towards the corner of the 18-yard box and struck a low shot to the far side netting in the 42nd minute.

Guerra, who had yet to score a goal in 25 previous appearances in California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) matches, would cap off his career with two goals in the last 10 minutes. All three Pioneer shots on target went for scores in the victory.

East Bay goalkeeper Adrian Topete made five saves in the victory. Senior Kramer Gudgeon entered in relief over the final minutes to close out his collegiate career. ÒIÕm proud of the guys for their determination. IÕm happy our 13 seniors will remember their final collegiate game as a positive and successful experience,Ó added Coach Cumbo.

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